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Why Sage Intacct is Now Part of the Vision33 Portfolio

Posted by Vision33 on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 @ 04:21 PM

Sage Intacct

If you’re reading this, you likely know Vision33 has been a successful SAP Business One (SAP B1) partner for nearly 20 years. In fact, we’re the biggest SAP B1 partner worldwide.

As SAP Business One experts, we recognize the product’s numerous strengths – but realize there are also areas and industries that are best served by other solutions. With the goal of expanding the market segments we serve, Vision33 Canada spent two years evaluating Sage Intacct.

Ultimately, we decided Sage Intacct was the best product to meet a broad set of customer needs outside the markets where SAP Business One excels, and we’ve added it to our solution portfolio so we can: 

  • Address ERP customer needs in other industries
  • Help service and technology companies and their ‘as-a-service’ offerings
  • Give customers choices as they modernize operations

Here’s more about those three reasons and why they matter to your business.

Serving a Wider Range of Businesses in Other Industries or Vertical Markets

SAP Business One is a nearly perfect product for businesses that manufacture, assemble, or distribute products. Because the software supports over 70,000 customers worldwide, SAP will continue to invest in and support the product, which has caused an ever-expanding ecosystem of add-ons. From modules that manage complex manufacturing and warehouse needs to industry- and geo-specific tools, there’s virtually no manufacturing or distribution need Vision33 can’t address using SAP Business One.

However, SAP Business One loses some of its appeal if your business requires little to no inventory management. Because the system isn’t modular, you would pay for features you don’t need if you’re not warehousing, moving or making product.

Vision33 serves customers with HQ in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom but has installations all over the world. While manufacturing and distribution are vital to all three economies, a lot of businesses are service businesses. To help them grow and compete against larger and increasingly diverse competitors, we needed a better solution to address their needs.

A Focus on Service and Technology Companies With "As-a-Service" Offerings

Sage Intacct drives growth in service-oriented small and midsized businesses (SMBs), which we’ve witnessed firsthand during our 25 years of collaborating on Sage software projects.

Sage Intacct benefits SMBs in several critical ways. First, Intacct has powerful financial accounting and can perform consolidations – a necessity for financial services and holding companies. Second, the Intacct contract module streamlines the administration of ‘as-a-service’ businesses, most notably US SEC 606 compliance. Third, the project-based accounting within Sage Intacct makes it ideal for SMBs that perform professional services and must track costs by client or project. Add the financial dimensions capability, and Intacct is also ideal for NPOs and NGOs.

More ERP Software Choices as Businesses Modernize

The more choices businesses have, the more easily they can make ERP software fulfill their needs. That’s why we’ve had success in North America’s local government sector – we support that market with two strong solutions. And if additional products can add value, we won’t hesitate to adopt them.

As businesses modernize, they’re shifting more to the cloud – and Vision33 is well equipped to help. We’ve offered an AWS-hosted cloud version of SAP B1 for eight years, and Sage Intacct is a born-in-the-cloud, multi-tenant product that Sage continuously improves. The most recent version of Intacct addresses businesses’ post-pandemic challenges, such as secure anytime, anywhere access and APIs for rapid integrations.

Sage Intacct also benefits from high-value, third-party-product relationships. For example, you’ll find Avalara, a product that provides essential tax functionality, on their standard price list. Sage also leverages a third-party development program to extend functionality beyond what’s native to the product or on the Intacct price list. This enables Vision33 to apply our Saltbox platform – an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) solution for enterprise integration, workflow, and collaboration between business applications. The value is tremendous for businesses seeking the most value from applications such as Shopify, HubSpot, Concur, and Salesforce.

A Company and Software with Solid Reputations

Not only does Sage Intacct have everything SMBs need to modernize their financial operations with modern, cloud-based infrastructure, the company and product have longstanding reputations for quality and stability. Sage Intacct works across all geographies for commercial businesses, and Sage has been underpinning these businesses since the mid-1980s.

Conclusion: Vision33 Now Brings Two Great Solutions to Commercial Businesses

When businesses consider their ERP needs, choosing between SAP Business One and Sage Intacct is easy. SAP B1 is the leader for inventory-related and manufacturing companies, while Sage Intacct is the optimal choice for everything else (except government).

However, the most crucial factor in your company’s success is the SAP/Sage partner you choose to enable your business. The products are great, but the only way to mold them to your needs is to team up with an implementation partner with Vision33’s breadth and depth of expertise. We’ve been implementing ERP software for SMBs for nearly 20 years.

Today, we help businesses transform by introducing them to the benefits of the cloud, both for internal operations and serving customers. This involves more than software implementation experience – it requires Vision33 to suggest and deploy technology that enables new business models and integrates existing and new platforms in ways never imagined.

Learn more about SAP Business One and Sage Intacct by accessing the information kits below!

Access the SAP Business One Info Kit

Access the Sage Intacct Info Kit

Tags: Accounting, ERP for Small Business, sage, Intacct